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The Second City's Love Factually

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 4 – 31
A holiday satire from the twisted minds at The Second City, which gets to the truth of December life, love, and romance.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis

Strathmore
Dec. 14 – 15
Jazz up your holiday celebration with the legendary Marsalis!

Yael Weiss: 32 Bright Clouds

Strathmore
Thu. Jan 24, 2019
32 Bright Clouds aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace.

Remembering Vietnam: Helicopters

National Archives
Mon. Nov 19
Vietnam-era helicopters on the front lawn of the National Archives

Step Afrika!

Strathmore
Sun. Jan 20, 2019
Step Afrika! celebrates 25 years of stepping while paying homage to the company’s deep connections to South African dance, music, and culture.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 18 – 19
A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Signature Theatre
Nov. 14, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019
Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, Billy Elliot swept the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier awards for Best Musical, by combining a dynamic score by the legendary Elton John with sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.

King John

Folger Theatre
Nov. 14 – Dec. 2
Aaron Posner directs this epic struggle of power and the turbulent reign of Shakespeare’s earliest king. With Kate Eastwood Norris as Philip the Bastard and Holly Twyford as Constance, Arthur’s tragic mother.

Home Free: A Country Christmas

Strathmore
Sun. Nov 25
The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Funky Miracle - Groovin' On the Pike: After Hours At the Library

Columbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Dec 7
New Orleans-style funk and blues are what's up when Funky Miracle is in the house!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Strathmore
Sun. Dec 2
Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with dazzling multimedia effects and the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Rufus Wainwright

Strathmore
Sat. Dec 8
Wainwright commemorates the 20th anniversary of his debut by performing material from Rufus Wainwright and Poses.

Spotlights

Churchill's Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

A Christmas Messe

Folger Theatre
Dec. 15 – 23

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 5 – 9

Gettysburg Address at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Mon. Nov 19

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 20 – 23

Anastasia

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 14 – 25

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

The Kennedy Center
Thu. Dec 6

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Feb 13, 2019

Washington National Opera: Silent Night

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 14 – 25

Remembering Vietnam

National Archives
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
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